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A look at the Olympics 'countryside' opening ceremony

The Olympic Stadium will be transformed into the "British countryside" for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Games on 27 July.

A cast of 10,000 volunteers will help recreate country scenes, against a backdrop featuring farmyard animals and landmarks like Glastonbury Tor.

The opening scene of the £27m ceremony will be called "Green and Pleasant", artistic director Danny Boyle revealed.

The BBC's Arts Editor Will Gompertz takes a closer look.

  • 12 Jun 2012
  • From the section UK
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